FOX Favorite American Idol Judges  

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List Rules All people who have served as a main judge for American Idol

Another season of American Idol is upon is. As a result, we wanted to look back at some of the best and worst judges in the history of the show. 

1
439 68
Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Keith Urban Seasons 11-14

2
156 51
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Simon Cowell Seasons 1-8

3
124 68
Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Harry Connick, Jr. Seasons 12-14

4
125 71
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Jennifer Lopez Seasons 9-10, 12-14

5
97 71
Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Randy Jackson Seasons 1-11

6
94 77
Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Paula Abdul Seasons 1-7

7
89 81
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Steven Tyler Seasons 9 & 10

8
58 107
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Ellen DeGeneres Season 8

9
45 109
Kara DioGuardi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Kara DioGuardi Seasons 7 & 8

10
34 137
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Mariah Carey Season 11

11
43 163
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite American Idol Judges
Nicki Minaj Season 11